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Sustainability

Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change and resource depletion. Our goal is to be responsible stewards of the physical environment by cultivating knowledge of sustainable issues and solutions across disciplines in our students and faculty.

 
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New & Notable

Spotlights

  • Person giving a presentation

    Develops innovative approaches to more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable global development.

  • Group photo of UEP staff

    A master’s-level environmental policy and planning program with a focus on environmental management skills and urban studies.

  • A garden

    A space for Tufts students to learn about gardening and environmental sustainability and interact with Somerville gardeners who maintain the adjacent community garden.

  • Group photo of Tufts Eco-Reps

    A group of residential students who help raise awareness about ecological issues, encourage environmentally responsible behavior among their hall mates and peers, and plan related events and activities.

  • Girl in greenhouse

    One of the special-interest housing options on campus. Provides a living space for environmentally interested students and a meeting place for the larger Tufts community. Promotes the spread of knowledge and passion for sustainable living.

  • Man in field of tea leaves

    Research into the effects of extreme precipitation events on tea, secondary metabolite chemistry, farmer responses, and consumer behavior.

Resources

Sustainability on Campus

Explore what Tufts is doing to reduce its own impact on the environment, including efforts related to waste reduction, water and energy use, food, and health. Find out more about student clubs, events, and other resources for faculty, staff, and students interested in getting involved with sustainability on campus. 

Visit the Office of Sustainability